Exelon Family Series: New Original Work (TBA)

Brian Brooks Dance Company

Brian Brooks and his company of eight dancers will perform a lively program created especially for the Harris Theater’s family audiences. A pianist will join the company on stage for excerpts from Brooks’ newest production, reimagining classical works by Chopin. Favorites from the company’s repertory – beloved among Chicago audiences for testing the limits of the human body and mind – will complete the program.

This is the Harris Theater’s first ever Sensory-Friendly Performance, designed to offer a safe and welcoming experience for patrons on the autism spectrum or who have other disabilities that create sensory sensitivities. As with all Family Series performances, house lights will remain at a glow, and the Theater will foster an informal, judgement-free atmosphere where audiences can respond to the performance in their own way. Accommodations and support services will include:

  • Moderate sound levels
  • Designated quiet play area for audience members who need a break from the performance
  • Social stories to prepare patrons for their visit to the theater and what they will see onstage
  • Trained staff and volunteer support, a range of seating options, and other services to accommodate patrons’ individual needs

This performance will be open to the general public. To opt into sensory-friendly services and seating for this performance, email access@harristheaterchicago.org or call the Box Office at 312-334-7777.

Special thanks to Theatre Development Fund’s Autism Theatre Initiative for serving as an advisor, www.tdf.org/autism. 

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Accessible Seating Listening Devices Large Print Sign Language Interpretation

For more information about accessible services at the Harris, please visit our Accessibility page.


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